10 IPOs on Tap for This Week

by Tom Taulli | February 6, 2012 10:47 am

IPO performance was mixed  last week. In fact, there were three deals that had to be postponed (one was because a company agreed to be acquired).

Here’s a rundown of the offerings:

company ticker return (%)
Cempra CEMP 0
AVG Technologies AVG -18.2
Greenway GWAY 32.3
Matador Resources MTDR 0
U.S. Silica SLCA -5.2

Despite the volatility, the average return was still nearly 2%, which shows how one deal can make up for the duds!

For this week, 10 companies plan to hit the markets:

company (ticker) terms description
Caesars Entertainment (CZR) 1.8M shares at $8-$10/share Major casino operator
Cementos Pacasmayo (CPAC) 20M shares at $12-$13/share Largest cement producer
in Peru
Ceres (CERE) 5M shares at $21-$23/share Seed producer for bioenergy
ChemoCentryx (CCXI) 4M shares at $14-$16/share Biotech focused on rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease
EPAM Systems (EPAM) 7.4M shares at $16-$18/share Eastern European information-technology service provider
FX Alliance (FX) 5.2M at $14-$16/share Operates a technology platform for foreign-exchange trading
GSE Holding (GSE) 7M shares at $8-$10/share Manages waste for mining and other environmental matters
Roundys (RNDY) 18.2M shares at $10-$12/share Supermarket chain in the Midwest
Synacor (SYNC) 6.8M shares at $9-$11/share Provided technology systems to cable and telecom companies
TVAX Biomedical (TVAX) 2M shares at $9-$11/share Biotech focused on cancer treatments

Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He also is the author of “The Complete M&A Handbook”[1]“All About Short Selling”[2] and “All About Commodities.”[3] Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli[4] or reach him via email[5]. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

  1. “The Complete M&A Handbook”: http://goo.gl/aLNDk
  2. “All About Short Selling”: http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Short-Selling/dp/0071759344/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302184310&sr=1-1
  3. “All About Commodities.”: http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Commodities/dp/0071769986/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_10
  4. @ttaulli: https://twitter.com/ttaulli
  5. email: mailto:tom@taulli.com

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